Jane MacGuire is Eve's adopted daughter. She has grown up to become an artist. When Jane was a teenager she started having strange dreams about a man for the past. She has no idea who he is or even if he is real. The dreams keep happening every night. She feels compelled to paint a portrait of this man. After she is finished painting the portrait she names it "GUILT". Jane's friend, Celine, in Paris owns an art gallery and talks her into having a showing of her paintings. And into also giving an interview to a local paper. The gallery showing is a big success. Someone even offered a large sum of money for the "GUILT" painting, but Jane refused to sell it.
When Celine is killed and Jane is attacked her old friend Jock, comes to the rescue. He is now working with the CIA and they heard chatter about a total hit being put out on Jane. A total hit means all of Jane's friends, family, and anyone who helps her is also marked for death. No one knows why a secret religious cult has marked her for death nor why her death has to happen on April first. With Eve safe at MacDuff's Run and Joe working with the CIA, Jane alone with Jock go on the hunt for someone with information. Jane also calls in Seth Caleb (from Bloodgames) to help. Seth is a hunter, he has strange abilities that will help Jane find the person who put out the hit on her. In a small way Jane trust Seth but the attraction that she feels for him scares her. Seth and Jock will do anything in their power to protect Jane. But will it be enough? For not only is Jane at risk but so is Eve.
Ms. Johansen brings us the ninth installment of her Eve Duncan Forensics series. This story centers mainly on Jane more so than Eve. Ms Johansen brings back some of the characters from earlier books to this story, so that we may learn more about them. The Eve Duncan books just keep getting better with each one. She is able to keep each story fresh and different. This book will join my other Eve Duncan books on my keeper shelf.
Number-one New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen delivers a thriller that will chill you to the core: Eve Duncan’s adopted daughter Jane has been targeted by a mysterious cult who has decided that she has only eight days to live.
Eve Duncan and her adopted daughter, Jane Macguire, are pitted against the members of a secretive cult who have targeted Jane and have decided that she will be their ultimate sacrifice. In eight days they will come for her. In eight days, what Jane fears the most will become a reality. In eight days, she will die. It all begins with a painting that Jane, an artist, displays in her Parisian gallery. The painting is called “Guilt” and Jane has no idea how or why she painted the portrait of the chilling face. But the members of a cult that dates back to the time of Christ believe that Jane’s blasphemy means she must die. But first, she will lead them to an ancient treasure whose value is beyond price. This elusive treasure, and Jane’s death, are all that they need for their power to come to ultimate fruition. With Eve’s help, can Jane escape before the clock stops ticking?